Today I’ve rounded up more than 30 of my favorite bag sewing patterns. Most of them are free patterns. I have also included a section of bag patterns that you can buy.
If you’ve been a long time reader then you know that I love to make bags! I still remember the first bag I ever made. My twins were babies (so it was years ago). I remember struggling through those first steps to put the bag together. That overwhelming feeling that someone who is learning to sew sometimes gets.
Then all of the sudden a light bulb “clicked” on and I understood how to put the bag together. After that it was all downhill from there.
If you’ve not ever made a bag before, I encourage you to give it a try! They are fun to make and are perfect as handmade gifts.
30+ Bag Sewing Patterns:
Free Tote Bag Patterns on Polka Dot Chair Blog:
Learn How to Make a Bag; A Simple Tote Bag Pattern
If you're looking for somehwere to start, this free tutorial is a great place. This simple tote bag features a strudy canvas bottom making it perfect for church or school.
Quilt Block Tote Bag Tutorial - Halloween Version!
Do you have some quilt blocks laying around that you don't know what to do with? Why not stitch them up into a fun tote bag. This version is made using some left over Halloween quilt blocks but you could easily swap it out for any season or quilt block.
How to Make a Drawstring Laundry Bag; a Fat Quarter Project
Tired of dirty laundry getting lost in your suitcase? Stitch up a special travel laundry bag to keep it seperate from your other (clean) clothing.
How to sew a Simple Tote Bag with Melissa Mortenson | Fat Quarter Shop
This tote bag was featured in a series of tutorials that I did for Fat Quarter Shops YouTube channel.
Free Bag Patterns from other Sewing Blogs:
Sew Your Own Reusable Grocery Bag With This Free Pattern
Easy enough to stich up that you can make a few, just in case you need to keep an extra in your car.
Teacher Lunch Bags featuring Sunnyside Ave fabrics
I'm always looking for fun ideas for teacher gifts!
Bag Patterns that you Can Buy:
Alice Bag Round Handbag Sewing Pattern | Digital PDF Pattern
The Alice bag is one of my very favorite bag patterns. I designed it a few years ago and I've been astounded at how many round bags you see for sale now! Stitch up your own. You can make the bag in 3 different sizes and with a variety of handles or straps.
Retro Travel Bag Sewing Pattern | Digital PDF Pattern
This is my "go to" weekend bag. I've made several for myself and it was one of the first bag patterns that I ever wrote! It's roomy, sturdy and perfect for a weekend getaway.
June Bag, Mini Messenger Bag Sewing Pattern | Digital PDF Pattern
The June Bag is a cute mini messenger cross body bag pattern. It's just the right size for exploring a new city and has a back pocket to stash a map or your phone in.
Ruby Lou Child's Bag Sewing Pattern | Digital PDF Pattern
This bag was designed for "little fingers" it does not have any zippers or buttons so young kids can use it easily. There is even a pocket in the front for them to stash their favorite toy!
The Derby Tote Bag Sewing Pattern | Digital PDF Pattern
This is my "go to" simple tote bag pattern. I've made dozens of them over the years. It features 3 different front pocket styles and is beginner friendly.